Traffic was backed up for miles near downtown Los Angeles on the 110 Freeway as police responded to a woman perched above the freeway threatening to jump.
Firefighters were called just before 7 p.m. to assist at the scene near the Sixth Street overpass, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions.
Authorities finally talked the woman down and took her to a hospital for observation, according to the California Highway Patrol.
City News Service contributed to this report.